After a weekend filled with rain outs, the New York Yankees got back on the field on Mother’s Day for a doubleheader vs. the Texas Rangers. New York split the day-afternoon set to move to 19-8 on the season. A win on Monday will get the Yankees to 20 wins before reaching the 30-game mark. Gleyber Torres hit a walk-off HR in the first game on Sunday. Believe it or not it was Michael King who struggled in Game 2, allowing two runs in relief in the seventh inning in a 4-2 loss.
The Yankees will have Luis Severino on the hill for the series finale. Sevy has looked like his old self so far in 2022 after missing almost all of last season. He’s 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA and 23 Ks in 24.0 IP over five starts. The Yankees haven’t lost a game Severino has started this season. Run support will be big going up against Jon Gray.
Yankees starting lineup, Monday, May 9
The Yankees will wrap up their series with the Rangers with LeMahieu leading off. Aaron Judge is in the two-hole and Isiah Kiner-Falefa is at short. Aaron Hicks is out of the lineup after playing in Game 2 of the doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. We could see him pinch-hit later in this contest. Jose Trevino will catch for SP Nestor Cortes. It had appeared to be Severino’s spot in the rotation, but he’ll start the first of a two-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow.